Editorial: Chickasaw Nation leads way with smoking ban
"The Chickasaw Nation’s decision to ban smoking in almost all its properties can be a model for all tribes to follow.

Tribes collect a lot of money from their smoke shops.

And this could have a very negative effect on revenue for any tribe that would copy the ban.

But, it is something that needs to be done.

Native Americans have a high rate of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and other health issues.

It is in the best interest of all tribes to get their citizens to stop smoking and curtail the effects of second-hand smoke."

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